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Bangladesh begins moving Rohingya to remote island amid criticism

Bangladesh has resumed moving Rohingya refugees to a remote and flood-prone island in the Bay of...

👤 H K Badal25 Nov 2021 5:59 PM GMT
Bangladesh begins moving Rohingya to remote island amid criticism
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Bangladesh has resumed moving Rohingya refugees to a remote and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, despite criticism from human rights and aid groups who claim some have been relocated against their will.

Deputy refugee commissioner Moozzem Hossain on Nov 24 said 2,000 additional people will be transferred this week to Bhashan Char island, where Bangladesh eventually wants to rehouse 100,000 of its approximately one million Rohingya refugees.

About 850,000 of the mainly Muslim Rohingya minority are packed into camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, most of whom fled a Myanmar military clampdown in 2017 that the United Nations says could amount to genocide.